Amazon Kindle Fire HD is the successor of the very successful 7-inch tablet from Amazon, the Kindle Fire. It is now faster and comes with more style and power. With Kindle Fire HD, Amazon intends taking Kindle Fire from the fringes of the tablet market to the very heart of the market. Amazon Kindle features a 7-inch HD capable display, a dual-core processor, and a highly forked version of the Android 4.0.
Where to Buy Kindle Fire Tablet
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More Power for Media Consumption
The first generation Kindle Fire tablet was a big hit and was the bestselling product on Amazon.com. The product also satisfied customers gathering over 10,000 five star reviews on Amazon. So, Amazon decided to add more power to a successful product.
Kindle Fire HD comes with Android 4.0, but do not expect the interface to be similar to the normal Android interface. Amazon has completely optimised the OS for its needs. The OS is powered by a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor with a 3D graphics core for a smooth performance. So, if you think Kindle Fire was great, Kindle Fire HD is promising to blow you away.
Kindle Fire HD got a display upgrade now offering 1280 x 800 pixels (HD) resolution. The IPS display delivers HD quality videos with brilliant photos. It also comes with anti-glare for improved view outdoors. The tablet features Dolby Digital Plus for high quality audio. The Kindle Fire promises to bring your TV shows and movies to life.
Amazon Kindle Fire was designed to give you easy access to your content, Kindle Fire HD is continuing in the tradition. You can easily access books, TV shows, movies, games, music, and other media on Amazon. According to Amazon over 22 million movies, TV shows, songs, magazines, books, audiobooks, and popular apps and games are available in the Kindle Fire Ecosystem.
Kindle Fire HD also boasts of faster internet, thanks to dual-band dual-antenna Wi-Fi, with Amazon claiming 40% faster downloads and streaming compared to its closest competitor. The Amazon Silk Browser has also been upgraded for improved performance.
Access your content from anywhere
Kindle Fire HD tablet comes with free unlimited cloud storage. Every content you buy with Kindle Fire HD is backedup in the cloud so you do not have to worry about the physical capacity of the device. This means you can access your data from anywhere through Wi-Fi.
Amazon Currently offers over 120,000 movies and TV shows, over 1.2 million books with over 180,000 Kindle exclusive, and over 20 million songs. All are available for the Kindle Fire HD.
Pricing and availability
Amazon Kindle Fire HD is currently available for pre-order at Amazon in the United States. It will go on sale in the US on September 24, 2012. The price of the 16GB model is $199, while Kindle Fire HD 32GB costs $249. In the United Kingdom the 16GB model is 159 GBP.
Amazon Kindle Fire Tablet Specs
- 7-inch IPS multi-touch display, 1280 x 800 pixels (720p HD)
- OMAP4460 1.2GHz Dual-Core Processor
- Built-in Storage: 16GB or 32GB
- Size: 193 mm x 137 mm x 10.3 mm
- Weight: 395g
- Front facing HD Camera
- Dolby Digital Plus
- Stereo Speakers
- Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n (Dual-band, dual-antenna)
- USB 2.0
- USB Charging
- Wi-Fi Positioning
- Bluetooth (AD2P)
- 3.5mm jack
- Free cloud storage (for contents you buy from Amazon)
- HD Games
- Whispersync (for movies, books, games, and voice)
- X-Ray (for books, movies)
- Stereo Speakers
- 1-click shopping
- Amazon AppStore
- Amazon Silk Browser
- Kindle FreeTime (for parental control)
- Skype App pre-installed (Free Skype Video Calls)
- email/push email: Gmail, Yahoo!, Hotmail
- Proximity Sensor
- Twitter & Facebook Integration
- One Month Amazon Prime membership
- Continous Use: 11 hours
- Charging time: 4 hours
- Specs: Kindle Fire HD